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GI sex-assault outrage grows
After new accounts of retaliation against troops who report sexual assault emerged in a San Antonio Express-News series this week, Washington lawmakers and advocates condemned the military's handling of the issue and expressed growing urgency for reform.
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The Weekly Standard
Democratic Congresswoman: It's - Un-American' Not to Fund Obamacare - Outreach'
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9 hrs ago
4,000 women expected at PBWC conference
The premier conference for women in business will be held on Thursday at Moscone Center.
Tue May 21, 2013
Marine Corps Times
Humor or harassment? Marine Corps leadership targets salty Facebook sites
The trouble for Lance Cpl. H started when she checked her Facebook account one day last year to find nearly 50 new friend requests from male Marines she didn't know.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Daily Breeze
Thomas D. Elias: Big changes for California's aging congressional delegation
California saw plenty of change to its congressional delegation last year, with the long-serving likes of Fortney "Pete" Stark , David Dreier , Jerry Lewis , Joe Baca , Elton Gallegly , Mary Bono Mack and more either retiring or getting turned out.
Stars and Stripes
Does social media add fuel to servicemembers' degrading actions?
Despite urgent efforts by the White House, Congress and the Pentagon to address the military's burgeoning sexual assault crisis, degrading hate speech against women remains ubiquitous in the military - and it's as close as the nearest computer screen.
Contra Costa Times
Political Blotter: Speier calls for independent IRS probe
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics . Rep.
Fri May 17, 2013
Sex assault hits - crisis' point in U.S. military
An astonishing rise in sex crimes in the military plus fresh accusations of sexual assault against servicemen assigned to rape-prevention units have sparked accusations that sexual assault has become endemic in all branches of the U.S. military.
Carolyn Livengood: Memorial Day to be marked at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno
Retired Col. Allan Cruz, USMC, and Chief Johnny Johnson, World War II Navy veteran, will be the guest speakers at the 72nd annual Memorial Day observance, "Never to be Forgotten," on May 27 at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Raw Story
Reid not ready to support legislation to crack down on sexual assault in the military
In a gathering with reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the problem of rampant sexual assault in the military is something the military needs to handle but wouldn't yet endorse legislation to take reporting such crimes out of the chain of command.
Tue May 14, 2013
Pentagon sex assault watchdog calls web page despicable Pentagon sex...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed the military to inspect its facilities and remove sexually explicit and degrading materials by July, according to the Pentagon's top officer in charge dealing with Maj.
Sat May 11, 2013
Air Force Times
Arrest rattles Air Force as it struggles with scandal
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krunsinski arrives at the Arlington County Courthouse with his attorney, Sheryl Shane, to be arraigned on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge Thursday in Arlington, Va.
Fri May 10, 2013
GMO Labeling Effort Reaches Washington
For months we've been writing about state efforts to label genetically modified organisms .
This Could Be the Weirdest Exchange from Wednesday's Benghazi Hearing
Congresswoman Jackie Speier during Wednesday's hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi had what could be the weirdest exchange with Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya.
Thu May 09, 2013
Conflicts loom as lawmakers tackle sexual assaults in the military
President Obama's push for tackling the military's persistent problem of sexual assault has provided a major boost to advocates in Congress who want to overhaul the way the Pentagon handles sexual assault cases.
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Congresswoman Takes on Sexual Assault in Military
In light of the recent increase in reported sexual assaults in the military, Rep.
The City Wire
Womack: Internet bill is about tax fairness
Listening to U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, tell it, the issue of Internet taxation is not an issue of raising revenue.
I Was Told Not to Talk to Congressional Investigators Alone, Second Benghazi Whistleblower Testifies
MAY 08: State Department foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission/charge d'affairs in Libya, Gregory Hicks testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing titled, 'Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2013 in ... (more)
NBC Los Angeles
CA Rep: Marines Should End Vulgar FB Page
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has fired off a letter to the Secretary of Defense, bringing his attention to what she called a "disturbing Facebook page," which includes many negative comments and photos denigrating women in the Marine Corps.